Monday, October 28, 2013

Transfer to Culiacan

I am being transfered to Culiacan.  Holy cow a lot happened this week! My companion Elder Hernandez is going to stay in Rosario and train an American. I am going to Culiacan to be a District Leader.  I can´t believe that I am going to do this. There are positions before District Leader and for some reason I jumped them. I feel quite a bit of pressure to be able to do this, but I know that this is what God needs me to do.  This is going to be hard.  I have never been a leader in my life. I have always followed someone. I hope that I can be the best District Leader and missionary that I can possibly be. Saying  goodbye to Rosario was pretty hard for me.  It felt like I had been there for such a long time, and is a big part of my life. I just wish that I had taken pictures with some of the people that I had known. I took a lot of pictures in Rosario, but there are some people that I regret not taking a picture with them. Today I will be receiving a new companion.  He is pretty new.  He just finished training, and I will meet him later today. I heard a lot of good things about my area from some of the missionaries in my zone.  I am really excited to go and a little nervous.   I heard that we live about 20 minutes from the Mission President.  Thanks for you letters and your love and support.   I am really excited and this week I should have a lot of great experiences to tell you. Thanks for everything, I love you guys.
Love Elder Cannon

Monday, October 21, 2013

It is flaming hot

My companion is from Mexico City, about 20 minutes from the temple. He is really nice and really intelligent.  It is flaming hot in Rosario.  I hope that in November it will start to cool down.  It still feels like it is July.  You gave your lesson on the prophets, and this Sunday I gave a talk about the Prophets. We had a good amount of people come to the church. My companion turned 19 years old.  We bought cake and had a fun day. Time is flying so so so so fast.  This transfer is the fastest transfer that I have had in my mission. On the 28th of October are the day of transfers. I love everything about my mission and I am going to miss Rosario a lot. It is going to be so hard to leave. My week was really awesome and spiritual, I feel like I am starting to mature a little bit more. I love everything and I am so grateful for every single blessing that God has given me and I am excited to work.
Love Elder Cannon   

Monday, October 14, 2013

You Can Do It Now

I loved the photo of the anniversary of Grandma and Grandpa you sent.  I can`t believe how big that my cousins are getting.  

Rosario is still really awesome.  It feels like I have been here for a very long time.  In two weeks I am going to have six months in Rosario. Tomorrow is the birthday of my companion.  He is going to turn 19 years old. Most of the missionaries from Mexico enter the field when they are 18 years old. Today I played basketball. It was so much fun but I was exhausted after playing. It was a lot of fun, but I am definitely worse at basketball. 

We had a good amount of people come to church this Sunday. Two white grandparents came to church. They live an hour drive from the church. It was fun talking in English to them, but it was also kind of hard because I was solely thinking in Spanish and trying to translate into English and it didn`t come out perfectly. We had Fast Sunday.  I always love listening to the testimonies of the members of the Branch. It always strengthens my testimony and makes me happy.

 It is still blazing hot and it is the middle of October.  I hope that in November it will cool down a little bit. Everything is great in Rosario and I am really happy to be a missionary. I loved the talk from President Uchtdorf that is titled "You can do it now." It made me motivated and I realized that I need to have more faith and I hope that I can do anything and everything right now this instant. It made me really excited and happy to listen to it. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Conference Weekend

This week was really special for me, especially General Conference. It hit me hard when they said that the Conference is broadcasted world wide, and it was really special to watch the conference in a different country. I watched it in Spanish.   I am so grateful that I watched General Conference when I had a little bit more time in the field so that I could understand it. I kind of like listening to the actual voices of the prophets and apostles more but it was still really powerful.

We had divisions and I went with a missionary that only has 10 weeks left in the field. We were very excited to work together and we had a very spiritual lession together and we left the lesson with the greatest feeling.  I cannot believe how much time that I already have.  It makes me so sad to think about how much time I that I already have. I have grown and learned a lot but time needs to take a break and just pause. I feel like I am starting to mature more and grow up a little bit more.

Love Elder Cannon
Letter to Dad:
I am doing really good and I had a really good week. I feel really comfortable getting around Rosario. We don´t have cars.  The Mexican missionaries think that all of the missions in the United States are cakewalk because they have cars. Sometimes we ride bikes, when they work.  They aren´t the greatest bikes but the still work. On Saturday we watched Conference from the computer in our house of prayer. For the priesthood session  we went to a city that had a church and watched the session there. I feel really good with my Spanish and I was really grateful that I watched conference when I could understand it. I do feel really comfortable with my Spanish, but I still have a lot to learn. After every session of conference I was filled with good feelings and joy, my gratefulness has also grown a lot. I have learned so much and I can´t wait for what the future has to bring for me.    

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Better Late than Never

(Note:  This post is a little delayed due to Ryan not able to write on Monday and then our internet was down for a couple days)

I am sorry that I couldn`t write you yesterday.   We had a conference and President Velez came and I was busy all day.  I got a lot of letters from people of our ward.  It made me really happy to read all of the letters. We haven´t been getting as much rain.  

That night with grandma and the whole family sounded really special, and I am sure that it was really special. Wow, Isaac is the Deacons President.  He is going to do a great job as the president.

My companion knows a lot about eyes and glasses and wants to be an optomitrist, or an eye doctor. What was that eye disease or eye condition that I might have?

This week we were waiting at church for two couples that are investigators that said that they would come, but they didn`t come. Someone called Magnolia went.  She is the daughter of a recent convert. Magnolia asked her mom what she needs to go to the temple.  The mom said go to church and talk to the missionaries.   Magnolia asked us what does she need to do to get baptized. There is a new rule that all investigators need to go to church at least 5 times before they can be baptized.  It was only 2 times before. We talked with her and she is really excited to prepare to get baptized.   We are going to teach her more and we are really excited to teach her. This week was really good and I am excited to get back to work.